Players on the Houston Texans will have their voices heard after owner Bob McNair referred to them as “inmates” during a recent NFL meeting.
Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair met with his players on Saturday, in an attempt to smooth things over after he referred to them as “inmates” during an NFL meeting that included owners and executives from the league.
ESPN‘s Adam Schefter is reporting that despite the meeting on Saturday, players on the Texans will protest McNair. They could kneel, raise their fists, stay in the locker room or decide to peel the decals off of their helmets.
This isn’t a surprise at all and there isn’t anything McNair can do about it. It’s not like he’s going to release his entire team. He could fine them, but how would that look after the comments he made?
My guess is that the players on the Texans will only hold a protest this week. I would be surprised if it carried over throughout the season.
Duane Brown’s hold out had to do with McNair
It turns out that left tackle Duane Brown’s hold out wasn’t necessarily about getting more money from the Texans, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Rapoport reported on Sunday morning that Brown’s hold out to do with McNair and his views.
Brown has been around the NFL and the Texans long enough to know how McNair feels about certain issues. It doesn’t seem like he’s very surprised by the owner’s recent comments after blasting McNair the other day.
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